|Don't get distracted by my niece's cuteness factor, |
back in the day she would've been lethal with that bow.
For the longest time, I’ve associated being a female with wearing bows. On dresses, in the hair, on panties, and bras. Bows, bows everywhere. Whether you were a tom boy, a girly girl, or something in between, you’ve once, or still do, have bows in your wardrobe.
I hate bows. Never liked them as a child and I don’t enjoy them as an adult. It used to be that if I bought a piece of clothing with a bow attached, I’d cut it off. It’s only recently that I’ve stopped the practice.
After pondering why bows are associated with females, one light bulb moment came to mind. It’s a weapon. Yes, that’s what my brilliant brain came up with. Being the physically weaker sex, for the most part, we need an advantage of some sort.
Imagine as a child wearing a pretty ribbon in your hair tied up in a nice little bow, then someone comes on the attack, perhaps a boy pulling your pigtails because he has an annoying inexpressible crush. In the next moment he’s on his stomach with his hands tied behind his back with your pretty little ribbon.
I bet in the past, ribbon self-defense and take downs were taught to our young females. A practice passed on from generation to generation until for some reason it stopped and the bows became too small to utilize as a weapon. Darn these modern day bows.
Isn’t that what you came up with when you thought of why females wear bows?